My first few hours of Prime Day and one word captures my experience perfectly, FRENZY. I have never while shopping online felt the same madness that I would in a busy store. One three separate occasions I missed out on items that sold out before I could even decide if I even wanted them. Here are a few pointers to prevent this from happening to you.
- You have to know. This isn’t regular Amazon shopping where you compare items and read reviews. Many of the really popular items are gone with in a few minutes. You have to pounce.
- Upcoming Deals is where you set your plan. This is the section where you can do your research and find what you are looking for. Each item has a count down that provides you with enough warning. Decide if you want something and wait for your opportunity.
- Check back in. Items are popping up left and right. A pair of really discounted Bose headphones from the morning reappeared later in the day.
- Don’t get caught up in the madness. Don’t just buy things just to buy them, resist your hoarder instincts.
I have noticed some social media backlash to the day. I can understand the frustration and I hope Amazon ramps up their deals into the evening.